Video: Beeda Weeda Welcomes Viewers to Visit “Gas City” AKA Oakland

East Oakland’s Beeda Weeda Drops Video From Upcoming Album, Too $hort Presents: Beeda Weeda’s Bass Rock Babies


Critical Praise for Beeda Weeda:

 “Beeda Weeda is an East Oakland Too $hort-affiliate who makes mob music with the enthusiasm and intensity of a rabid pitbull.” – NOISEY

The Video: 

“Welcome to Gas City/revolvers, fully’s and semi’s” invites Beeda Weeda in “Gas City,” the video from his upcoming album, Too $hort Presents: Beeda Weeda’s Bass Rock Babies, due August 19th. First popularized by DB Tha General from his underground hit “Gas,” the term has become synonymous with Oakland to mean two things: going hard and guns.

Explains Beeda Weeda, “In Oakland we use the term ‘gas’ as saying someone is going hard in whatever they’re doing. Gas is used to describe either guns or a rapper who’s spitting hard on the mic, like, ‘that boy Beeda Weeda be gassin’ on the mic,’ or ‘be careful when you in Oakland, it’s a lot of youngsta’s runnin’ around here wit dat gas on ’em,’ or ‘them boys ridin’ round ‘gassed up.’ Because Oakland has an abundance of both, it’s come to be known as Gas City.” Touching on everything from shifty characters, pissy hallways, faulty deals, and thirsty thots, Beeda pulls out the essence of the East Oakland he knows. Documenting the streets over a hectic, post-hyphy beat, the psychedelic, layered visuals add to the turnt up vibes of the song, which was premiered by NOISEY.

Beeda Weeda has established himself as one of the most promising rising rappers from The Bay Area. In doing so, he’s also garnered the support of The Bay’s most loved legends, including Too $hort and E-40. A child of the Hyphy Age, Beeda wasn’t necesarily considered a “hyphy artist” but was at the forefront of Bay Area music during the Hyphy Movement. For the quintessential hyphy video that started it all, Beeda helped E-40 secure locations, cars, and people to shoot “Tell Me When To Go.” Beeda himself had one of the biggest local radio hits and street singles at that time called “Turf’s Up.” Beeda’s upcoming album, Too Short Presents:  Beeda Weeda’s Bass Rock Babies, is due to drop on August 19th and features Too $hort, E-40, Richie Rich, B-Legit, J Stalin, Clyde Carson, 1.O.A.K., Gunplay, Young Gully and more.

Beeda is teaming up with Big Hud from Dallas, Texas to release three projects this summer. The first will be Big Hud’s solo street album, O.Y.B.A., due August 12th, the second will be Beeda’s solo album entitled, Too $hort Presents: Beeda Weeda’s Bass Rock Babies, due to drop August 19th, which comes with a short documentary called “What Is A Beeda Weeda?” and the third project will be a joint album entitled The Storm, which will be available for sale on September 30th.

Watch “Gas City”:

Read NOISEY’s premiere of the video here:

Beeda Weeda’s Background:

Beeda Weeda is a young rapper/producer from East Oakland, CA and first got his start in 2006 with his nationally recognized Homework mixtape. Later that year, Beeda released his acclaimed debut album, Turfology 101. The video for his single “Turfs Up” aired on 32 stations, generated over 1,000,000 hits online, and boosted the rapper to number 3 on MySpace’s Top 10 Hip Hop/Rap Artists. He later worked on a remix of the track with a number of Bay Area legends including E-40 and Too $hort. He has produced for such acts as Suga Free, Yukmouth and more. His latest project, Bass Rock Babies: The Leak, is a free mixtape and precursor to the full-length album, Too $hort Presents: Bass Rock Babies, due out August 19th. 


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Bio, photos, and streams available here:

“Gas City”:

Watch “Hustla” ft. E40: